End of the Year, Textbooks

These textbooks are made by each student in Foundations. This is a project-based curriculum designed around the idea that we best construct knowledge and meaning not in a top down manner but when we actively assemble it ourselves. In making our own books, students personally assemble a body of knowledge and experience that, if all goes well, facilitates strong and durable neurological connections. For one, the act of construction is playful and encourages child-like inquiry. This playful involvement allows for mistakes, for stumbling and for self discovery. Students also become emotionally invested in their books. With some guidance, they are the ones actively designing what they learn. Over time these books will hopefully foster connections and promote a synthesis of materials.